Vegetarian Options in the Parks

I’ve been asked a lot about vegetarian options in Tokyo Disney Resort. So, in my recent trip to TDR, I went to Guest Services and transferred all that wonderful energy from you guys to a cast member there via a question.

Me: “Are there any vegetarian options in Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disneysea?”

Cast Member: “Yes, Eastside Cafe in Disneyland and Ristorante Di Canaletto in Disneysea has vegetarian options in the menu.”

Me: “That’s it!!?”

Cast Member: “Yes, sorry.”

Me: “How many vegetarian dishes do they serve?”

Cast Member: “At least one in each restaurant. It depends on the day.”

Me: “Thank you.”

Cast Member: “Have a great day.”

There you have it folks. Only two restaurants in TDR serve up vegetarian fare. One in each park. It’s kinda sad.

I’ve been living in Japan for a little over a year now. My sister, a vegetarian, visited from Singapore last October and I can tell you that it is tough to find food catered to vegetarians here in Japan. Tough, but not impossible. You could talk to the staff at a restaurant and let them know about your dietary wants and many a times, they will cook the dish based on your wants. For example, my sister and I were at a food court and we ordered an Okonomiyaki (sorta like a Japanese pancake). I told them that my sister`s a vegetarian and requested for the Yakisoba to not have meat in it. They received the information, transferred that information to the Okonomiyaki and 15 minutes later, voila. We had ourselves a vegetarian Okonomiyaki. Something that was not on their original menu.

A lot of eating establismentes in the parks have a set menu and they mass prepare a lot of their food. That makes it tough for us to request for a modification of meals. My suggestion would be to head to Seiijo Ishii or NewDays convenience store before you enter the parks and stock up on some of the options they have there. If you don’t mind leaving the parks for your meal, you could also head to Ikspiari. Ikspiari Kitchen has some options like Udon and special request “no meat Yakisoba”. Snacking in the parks wouldn’t be a problem as they have churros and popcorn. For a sit down meal in the parks, I guess that the only options ,for now, are Eastside Cafe and Ristorante Di Canaletto.

Yummy bet for any vegetarian.

Yummy bet for any vegetarian.

Some side dishes to accompany your Udon. Vegetarian choices include vegetable tempura (top middle). pumpkin tempura and sweet potato tempura (top right) and tofu skin (bottom left).

Some side dishes to accompany your Udon. Vegetarian choices include vegetable tempura (top middle). pumpkin tempura and sweet potato tempura (top right) and tofu skin (bottom left).

You can request for them to remove the meat in all these fried noodle dishes.

You can request for them to remove the meat in all these fried noodle dishes.

Acai bowl in the foodcourt.

Acai bowl in Ikspiari Kitchen.

 

 

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